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Definition of "aria" []

  • A solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment, as in an opera. (noun)
  • An air; a melody. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aria" in a sentence
  • "It is an aria from the opera “La Wally,” and it is performed several times in the movie."
  • "To listen to jazz as one would listen to an aria is to miss the point."
  • "Material signifiers gain aria-like ascendancy over immaterial meanings."